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The Deer Hunter Blu-ray

United Kingdom
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DigiBook / StudioCanal Collection Optimum Home Entertainment | 1978 | 184 min | Rated BBFC: 18 | Sep 28, 2009

The Deer Hunter (Blu-ray)
Large:


Video
Codec: VC-1 (14.99 Mbps)
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 16-bit)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
French: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
German: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0
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Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian… (more)

Discs
50GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)
BD-Live

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Playback
Region B, A (locked)

Price
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Blu-ray rating
Video 4.1 of 54.1
Audio 3.4 of 53.4
Extras 3.9 of 53.9
Based on 7 user reviews

Movie appeal

 
Drama100%
War24%
Melodrama18%
93%
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The Deer Hunter

 (1978)

The Deer Hunter Blu-ray delivers great video and solid audio in this excellent Blu-ray release

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela and their wedding-party is also the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.

For more about The Deer Hunter and the The Deer Hunter Blu-ray release, see the The Deer Hunter Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 4.0 out of 5.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, John Savage, George Dzundza
Director: Michael Cimino

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The Deer Hunter Blu-ray, Video Quality

  4.0 of 5

Presented in am aspect ratio of 2.35:1, encoded with VC-1 and granted a 1080p transfer, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter arrives on Blu-ray courtesy of UK-based distributors Optimum Home Entertainment.

As it was the case with the transfer for Optimum Home Entertainment's release of Luis Buñuel's Belle de jour, a film that was also released as part of the Studio Canal Collection, the transfer for The Deer Hunter is most definitely not flawless, but it is the best one that I have seen. Michael Cimino's award-winning film looks quite fresh here; detail is very pleasing and clarity surprisingly good. With a few minor exceptions - that occur mostly during the second half of the film where there is plenty of raw footage showing the chaos at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon - contrast levels are also excellent. The film's color-scheme is convincing. Reds, blues, greens, browns, blacks and whites look natural. Mild-edge enhancement is noticeable during selected scenes, but it is never overly distracting. On a positive side, macroblocking is most definitely not an issue of concern. Additionally, the film's grain structure is mostly kept intact. There are, however, a few minor stability issues that I noticed. For example, when Michael returns from Vietnam and goes back to Linda's house, there is mild shimmering around the edges. On the other hand, I did not see any disturbing scratches, debris, cuts, or warps to report in this review. To sum it all up, there is definitely some room for improvement with the transfer, but I have absolutely no problem recommending Optimum Home Entertainment's Blu-ray release to you. Simply put, The Deer Hunter has never looked this good. (Note: This disc is coded for Regions A and B. Therefore, in order to access its content, you must have a native Region-A, native Region-B, or Region-Free player. For the record, the main menu could be set in one of the following languages: English (Australian territories), Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, English (UK territories), and Japanese).


The Deer Hunter Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.5 of 5

There are six audio tracks on this Blu-ray disc: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, and Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0. I opted for the English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and later on did a few random comparisons with the English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track for the purpose of this review.

There are no serious technical issues to report with the English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. Obviously, it has not been meticulously restored - for example, if you turn the volume up a lot, you should easily hear mild hissing - but it allows one to follow the dialog without a problem. Also, there are no serious issues to report with Stanley Myers' wonderful music score.

The English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, however, is problematic - it is incorrectly pitched. The easiest way to hear how drastic the difference is between the English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track and the English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is if you switched between the two during the opening credits where there is a wonderful guitar solo - on the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track, the pitch is higher by nearly a half tone. Most of you should be able to notice the alteration even when there is no music at all - Christopher Walken's voice, for example, sounds very strange. The good news, of course, is that if you select the English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track, you won't have to worry about any of these pitch-related issues.

Finally, Optimum Home Entertainment have provided optional English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish and Japanese subtitles for the main feature. When turned on, they appear inside the image frame.


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